Patients and Health Care Providers Breathe Easier with Capnography

Page, Christina Orlovsky
June 2013
NurseZone Newsletter;6/17/2013, p1
The article focuses on the use of capnography tool in the operating room to monitor patient respiration while under anesthesia. It lists the innovative and proprietary technological benefits provided by Oridion Microstream Capnography from Covidien. The American Heart Association (AHA) adapted its guidelines for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) to include the use capnography during CPR.


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